Lamont, Washington

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Population in 2014: 71 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -33.0%
Males: 34  (48.4%)
Females: 37  (51.6%)
Median resident age:  45.6 years
Washington median age:  37.4 years

Zip code: 99017

Estimated median household income in 2013: $23,322 (it was $32,778 in 2000)
Lamont:

$23,322
WA:

$58,405

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $13,306 (it was $10,026 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $43,060 (it was $40,000 in 2000)
Lamont:

$43,060
WA:

$250,800

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $48,801; Detached houses: $53,148; Mobile homes: $32,815
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  • Races in Lamont, WA (2010)

    Lamont races chart
    • 6390.0%White alone
    • 45.7%Two or more races
    • 11.4%Black alone
    • 11.4%Asian alone
    • 11.4%Hispanic
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Lamont: 85.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (18.5%), German (16.9%), French (13.8%), Irish (12.3%), United States (7.7%), Dutch (4.6%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Incorporated in 1910

Elevation: 1949 feet

Land area: 0.29 square miles.

Population density: 247 people per square mile   (very low).

Lamont, Washington map

For population 25 years and over in Lamont:

  • High school or higher: 88.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 13.6%
  • Unemployed: 8.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 53.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lamont town:

  • Never married: 33.3%
  • Now married: 46.8%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 3.3%
  • Divorced: 16.6%

2 residents are foreign born (3.2% Latin America).

This town:

3.2%
Washington:

13.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $357 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $278 (0.6%)

Lamont satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Spokane, WA (40.1 miles , pop. 195,629).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: East Seattle, WA (201.5 miles , pop. 480,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (907.4 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Sprague, WA (2.8 miles ), Rock Lake, WA (3.8 miles ), St. John, WA (4.1 miles ), Turnbull, WA (4.4 miles ), Malden, WA (4.5 miles ), Endicott, WA (4.6 miles ), Ritzville, WA (4.8 miles ), Cheney, WA (5.0 miles ).

Latitude: 47.20 N, Longitude: 117.90 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 509

Lamont household income distribution Lamont home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.1%
Washington:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +15 (+16.5%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (44%)
  • Manufacturing (22%)
  • Retail trade (22%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (0%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (25%)
  • Retail trade (25%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Public administration (25%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (44%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (22%)
  • Production occupations (22%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (25%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (25%)
  • Sales and related occupations (25%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (25%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)

Average climate in Lamont, Washington

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Lamont-area historical earthquake activity is near Washington state average. It is 126% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/13/1949 at 19:55:42, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 215.9 miles away from the city center, causing $80,000,000 total damage
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 293.2 miles away from Lamont center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 393.5 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.5 MB, 6.6 MS, 6.8 MW, Depth: 32.2 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 220.1 miles away from the city center, causing $2,000,000,000 total damage and $305,000,000 insured losses
On 4/29/1965 at 15:28:43, a magnitude 6.6 (6.6 UK) earthquake occurred 208.0 miles away from Lamont center, causing $28,000,000 total damage
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 463.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Whitman County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 4, Heavy Rains: 2, Mudslides: 2, Snows: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Hurricane: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Lamont topographic map

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lamont:

  • Eastern Washington University (about 25 miles; Cheney, WA; Full-time enrollment: 11,643)
  • Spokane Falls Community College (about 39 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,052)
  • Gonzaga University (about 40 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,780)
  • Spokane Community College (about 42 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,482)
  • Whitworth University (about 45 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 2,689)
  • Washington State University (about 48 miles; Pullman, WA; FT enrollment: 25,055)
  • University of Idaho (about 53 miles; Moscow, ID; FT enrollment: 10,416)

Public elementary/middle school in Lamont:

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Notable location: Whitman County Fire District 5 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Whitman County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2007 was 46.7. This is significantly better than average.

City:

46.7
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2006 was 14.0. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 23.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.0
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2001 was 6.42. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 23.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.42
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 31.1%
(29.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 75.0% for American Indian residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.1 people
Washington:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  69.7%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  3.0%
Whole state:  7.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.0
Washington average:

11.4

Lamont travel time to work - commute Lamont mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Lamont town (based on Whitman County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant4,78235
Catholic3,6289
Mainline Protestant2,64420
Other2,38810
None31,334-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 12
Whitman County:

2.94 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Whitman County:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Whitman County:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.67 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 32
Here:

7.85 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.26 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

5.4%
Washington:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Whitman County:

24.1%
Washington:

25.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

8.1%
State:

13.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

47.0%
State:

49.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

42.9%
Washington:

45.8%

Average BMI:
Here:

30.1
Washington:

28.4

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

25.4%
Washington:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Lamont:

18.6%
Washington:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
Washington:

6.8

Overweight people:
Lamont:

43.2%
Washington:

32.6%

General health condition:
Lamont:

51.4%
Washington:

55.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Lamont:

76.9%
Washington:

79.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Lamont, WA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 1$113
Totals for Government 0$0 1$113

Lamont government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $15,000 ($211.27)
    Water Utilities: $9,000 ($126.76)
    Regular Highways: $3,000 ($42.25)
    Parks & Recreation: $2,000 ($28.17)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Fire Protection: $3,000 ($42.25)
    Corrections: $1,000 ($14.08)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $6,000 ($84.51)

Lamont government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $8,000 ($112.68)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $7,000 ($98.59)
    Rents: $1,000 ($14.08)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $15,000 ($211.27)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,000 ($28.17)
    General Support: $1,000 ($14.08)
    All Other: $1,000 ($14.08)
  • Tax - Property: $10,000 ($140.85)
    Total General Sales: $3,000 ($42.25)

Lamont government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $175,000 ($2464.79)

11.94% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,653 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.94%
Washington average:

6.54%

0.08% of residents moved from foreign countries ($102 average AGI)
Whitman County:

0.08%
Washington average:

0.14%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Spokane County, WA  1.28% ($28,048 average AGI)
from King County, WA  1.17% ($24,725)
from Latah County, ID  0.86% ($41,420)


13.47% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,182 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

13.47%
Washington average:

6.20%

0.29% of residents moved to foreign countries ($358 average AGI)
Whitman County:

0.29%
Washington average:

0.14%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Spokane County, WA  1.73% ($31,121 average AGI)
to King County, WA  1.49% ($27,303)
to Latah County, ID  0.92% ($31,902)

Strongest AM radio stations in Lamont:

  • KGA (1510 AM; 50 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KXLY (920 AM; 20 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: SPOKANE RADIO, INC.)
  • KTBI (810 AM; daytime; 50 kW; EPHRATA, WA; Owner: TACOMA BROADCASTERS, INCORPORATED)
  • KMAX (840 AM; 10 kW; COLFAX, WA; Owner: PALOUSE COUNTRY, INC.)
  • KQQQ (1150 AM; 25 kW; PULLMAN, WA; Owner: RADIO PALOUSE, INC.)
  • KMJY (700 AM; 10 kW; NEWPORT, WA; Owner: JAMES E. AND HELEN G. STARGEL)
  • KQNT (590 AM; 5 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KJRB (790 AM; 5 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KTRW (970 AM; 5 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: KTRW, LLC)
  • KDRK (1050 AM; 5 kW; DISHMAN, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KAQQ (1280 AM; 5 kW; SPOKANE, WA)
  • KMBI (1330 AM; daytime; 5 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • KVNI (1080 AM; 10 kW; COEUR D' ALENE, ID; Owner: QUEENB RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Lamont:

  • KZZU-FM (92.9 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: QUEENB)
  • KISC (98.1 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KEYF-FM (101.1 FM; CHENEY, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KDRK-FM (93.7 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KIXZ-FM (96.1 FM; OPPORTUNITY, WA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KZBD (105.7 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KPBX-FM (91.1 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: SPOKANE PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • KMBI-FM (107.9 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • KSFC (91.9 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: SPOKANE PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KXLY-FM (99.9 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: SPOKANE RADIO, INC.)
  • KKZX (98.9 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KEEH (104.9 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: UPPER COLUMBIA MEDIA ASSOCIATION)
  • KCDA (103.1 FM; POST FALLS, ID; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KAGU (88.7 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: GONZAGA UNIVERSITY TELECOMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATION)
  • KEWU-FM (89.5 FM; CHENEY, WA; Owner: EASTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY)
  • KYWL (103.9 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KKRS (97.3 FM; DAVENPORT, WA; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • KICR (102.3 FM; COEUR D'ALENE, ID; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KHTR (104.3 FM; PULLMAN, WA; Owner: RADIO PALOUSE, INC.)
  • KHTQ (94.5 FM; HAYDEN, ID; Owner: QUEENB RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Lamont:

  • KREM-TV (Channel 2; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: KING BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KHQ-TV (Channel 6; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: KHQ, INCORPORATED)
  • KAYU-TV (Channel 28; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: MOUNTAIN LICENSES, L.P.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 3m10ftTotal length
  • 367Total average daily traffic
  • 55Total average daily truck traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Lamont)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Lat: 47.083500 Lon: -118.040500, Call Sign: KGN249
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.515 MHzGrant Date: 03/01/2012, Expiration Date: 05/08/2022Registrant: Ritzville, WA 99169, Phone: (509) 257-2884, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • Lamont, Lat: 47.188472 Lon: -117.897694, Type: Gtower, Structure height: 9.8 m, Call Sign: WQJT378
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHzGrant Date: 12/23/2008, Expiration Date: 12/23/2018, Certifier: Keith K SchefferRegistrant: Startouch Inc., 1354 Pacific Place Ste 102, Ferndale, WA 98248, Phone: (360) 543-5679, Fax: (360) 384-3867, Email:
  • LAMONT, .9 Mi Sse (Lat: 47.189028 Lon: -117.897694), Type: Tower, Structure height: 26 m, Overall height: 33.5 m, Call Sign: WQNB656
    Assigned Frequencies: 6845.00 MHzGrant Date: 12/06/2010, Expiration Date: 12/06/2020, Certifier: William E Tensfeld JrRegistrant: Whitman County Emergency Management, 310 N. Main, Colfax, WA 99111, Phone: (509) 397-5255, Email:
  • Lamont, Lat: 47.188083 Lon: -117.898028, Type: Ltower, Structure height: 30.5 m, Call Sign: WQWM295
    Assigned Frequencies: 5960.02 MHz, 5960.02 MHz, 5960.02 MHz, 5960.02 MHzGrant Date: 10/01/2015, Expiration Date: 10/01/2025, Certifier: Keith SchefferRegistrant: Startouch, Inc., 1354 Pacific Place, Suite 102, Ferndale, WA 98248, Phone: (360) 543-5679, Fax: (360) 384-3867, Email:
  • LAMONT, 0.9 Mi Sse Of (Lat: 47.188472 Lon: -117.897694), Overall height: 34.4 m, Call Sign: WLL671, Licensee ID: L00896575
    Assigned Frequencies: 5945.20 MHz, 5974.85 MHz, 3770.00 MHz, 3770.00 MHz, 6034.15 MHz, 3850.00 MHz, 3850.00 MHz, 6004.50 MHz, 6063.80 MHz, 6093.45 MHz... (+16 more)Grant Date: 01/30/2001, Expiration Date: 02/01/2011, Cancellation Date: 04/09/2011, Certifier: Keith SchefferRegistrant: Startouch, Inc.

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: N7LIG, Licensee ID: L01366189, Grant Date: 02/05/2008, Expiration Date: 04/27/2018, Certifier: David L Swannack, Registrant: David L Swannack, 2901 Davis Rd, Lamont, WA 99017
  • Call Sign: N7LIJ, Licensee ID: L01366190, Grant Date: 02/05/2008, Expiration Date: 04/27/2018, Certifier: Leslie M Swannack, Registrant: Leslie M Swannack, 2901 Davis Rd, Lamont, WA 99017

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 175B (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR GO-300 SERIES (175 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8079T , Serial Number: 17556779, Year manufactured: 1960, Airworthiness Date: 11/17/1960
    Registrant (Individual): Peter Jay Swannack, 2961 Revere Rd, Lamont, WA 99017

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 5

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (61%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (27%)
  • Utility gas (6%)
  • Wood (6%)

Lamont compared to Washington state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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